3 years; 450 hours of classroom training and 6,000 hours of on the job training.
Although the pipe trades are sometimes considered a single trade, workers generally specialize in one of three trades. Plumbers repair, install, or alter the water, waste disposal, drainage, and gas systems in homes and commercial and industrial… more
Cement Masons finish the exposed concrete surfaces of freshly poured floors, walls, sidewalks, foundations, dams, parking garages and lots, runways, warehouses, loading dock floors, and roads.
They level, shape, and smooth surfaces using… more
(aka Industrial Painter)
Operating Engineers operate and maintain heavy construction equipment such as cranes, excavators, loaders, pile drivers, and hoists. They use this equipment to excavate, move, or grade earth, erect structural steel, and pour concrete or other… more
Millwrights install conveyor systems, escalators, giant electrical turbines and generators. They perform maintenance on machinery in factories, and do much of the precision work in nuclear power plants. Millwrights study and interpret blue prints… more
Laborers must have a working knowledge of all work performed by other building trades because they are tenders and helpers of many other crafts. Tasks include but are not limited to: road, highway, bridge, and tunnel building and repair, site… more
Iron workers erect, assemble, or install fabricated structural metal products, usually large metal beams. These beams are used in the erection of industrial, commercial or large residential buildings. Workers also erect the steel framework on… more
Heat and Frost Insulators apply insulation materials to pipes, tanks, boilers, ducts, refrigeration equipment and other surfaces requiring the thermal control of temperatures and soundproofing. Workers also do removal of hazardous waste a clean… more
Elevator constructors and mechanics assemble, install, and replace elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walkways and similar equipment in new and old construction. After installation, members service, maintain, and repair equipment, much of… more
Electricians assemble, install, maintain and test electrical equipment and wiring systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. They provide new wiring; power and controls to motors, HVAC and other equipment including light… more
Carpenters work in a variety of conditions and have a wide range of skill levels. Carpenters weld metals, mold plastics, saw wood, form concrete, build scaffolds and layout buildings. They also install doors and windows, build cabinets and lay… more
Biolermakers Northeaster Area JATC
Eight month program designed to enable residents to complete a Certificate in Biomedical Sciences and prepare them for entry level jobs at local biotechnology companies, universities, research institutions, clinical laboratories and hospitals.
Awarded upon successful completion of 16 or more days of qualifying Short Programs courses in Professional Education, this certificate equips you with an extended knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of biotechnology as well as an… more
An online learning resource for individuals who are seeking to obtain functional, foundational and entry-level knowledge about specific subjects within the STEM fields. Designed to be exploratory, interactive, and engaging.
Financial resources for nonprofit organizations and volunteer opportunities for local residents.
Link to application for a special program helping HUD eligible retail, food, personnel services and creative for-profit businesses with a grant of up to $6,000.
Emergency relief fund created to fill the gaps in servicing the most vulnerable members of the Cambridge Community
Transitional jobs program designed to serve 18-35 year olds who have had difficulty finding or keeping jobs.
Provides emergency food to over 16,000 individuals and families each year. The emergency food pantry provides low to moderate income individuals a two week supply of food twice a month.
Provides free tax preparation for individuals and families with low to moderate income.
Provides access to a variety of digital services available to Cambridge residents with a Cambridge Public Library card.
Resources curated by MIT for teaching and learning online, meant as a rapid response to the need for online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toll-free FoodSource Hotline is the only comprehensive statewide information and referral service in Massachusetts for people facing hunger.
Even when schools are closed, your children can keep learning with these Scholastic's Learn at Home. Every day includes four separate learning experiences. Kids can do them on their own or with their families.
Rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and creates new distribution channels to under-served populations with an emphasis on utilizing school systems to reach those in need.
The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) oversees the unemployment insurance (UI) program. Given the surge of unemployment applications, the department is hiring. Contact us to learn more.
A one-stop for transportation needs; public, private and accessible options.
Aid network advertising neighborhood services individuals can provide or services they need (ex: childcare, food, extra rooms etc.)
The East Cambridge Business Association has resources for all businesses in East Cambridge
Kendall Square Association has listed a number of resources and initiatives in response to COVID-19, including a local business support page.
The Chamber is providing a free special topic conference call series throughout the spring. Additionally, the Chamber has a number of resources for small businesses in Cambridge
Updated MBTA schedule changes as a result of COVID-19
The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) oversees the unemployment insurance (UI) program, which provides temporary income assistance to eligible workers in Massachusetts. DUA also determines and collects employer… more
Online educational resources offered free of charge during school closings.
In response to emergency measures associated with COVID-19, Internet Essentials is providing 60 days of free internet, followed by reduced cost internet for $10 a month. It also provides low cost computers ($150). The program is eligible to all… more
Find It Cambridge is an online resource to easily find the activities, services, and resources you are looking for in Cambridge.
The Massachusetts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food allowance to Massachusetts families.
Resource for finding government services, relevant nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources.
Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization that provides a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
CSQ Live is hiring local residents to conduct short online classes in various subject matter from their homes. Open to newly unemployed, artists, small business owners, and other freelance workers.
Web source of benefit information to help citizens understand which benefit programs they may be eligible for; disaster relief, financial assistance, healthcare and medical assistance
A Sloan School of Management article providing advice on balancing work and home life for those working from home